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by David Bevan

David Bevan recently picked up a book about the England national team entitled ‘Young England’. The following quotes are taken from it, but can you guess when it was written? Read the rest of this entry »

This is the second article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the second instalment documents the later years of the ‘Quinta’ era and their desperate attempts to win Los Blancos’ seventh European Cup. Part I can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

This is the first article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the first instalment charts the rise of the five young prodigies from Castilla hopefuls to first-team regulars. Read the rest of this entry »

by Annie Eaves

I’m a United supporter. I’m from Manchester, well Salford to be precise.

I don’t like Liverpool. That’s the plan isn’t it? The script we all adhere to. Something only people from one of the two cities could understand. Our city is better than yours, yes you have the river and easy access to a beach but we’re Manchester. We started the industrial revolution, we invented the computer, we split the first atom. You played a major part in the slave trade. Read the rest of this entry »

by Elliott

In Soccer in a Football World, David Wangerin expertly detailed the 1980′s era collapse of the North American Soccer League. In contemporary debates about Major League Soccer, the current professional league, the NASL is the trump card for cautionary acolytes – attempts to introduce designated players, increase the salary cap, and expand receive biblical finger-wagging & stern looks from chicken littles. Yet a look at another bubble-rebirth industry, silicon valley, illuminates why, currently, irrational pessimism may impede progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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